Postdoctoral Research Assistants in Aerosol, Cloud and Precipitation Interactions (2 posts)

University of Oxford - Department of Physics - Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics

Applications are invited for up to two Postdoctoral Research Assistants in Aerosol, Cloud and Precipitation Interactions. The posts are available initially for a fixed-term duration of 3 years.

These positions will be at the forefront of developing modelling based assessments of aerosol, cloud, and precipitation interactions as part of the new European Research Council project constRaining the EffeCts of Aerosols on Precipitation (RECAP). Science and simulations will utilise from idealised global scale modelling to detailed CRM/LES modelling of aerosol and cloud processes on smaller scales.

The successful candidates will work closely with national and international collaborators and are expected to develop innovative modelling approaches. The results should be presented at national and international meetings as well as published in high-impact publications. The ability and drive to work collaboratively, yet independently, as part of a team is essential.

Applicants should possess, or be very close to obtaining, a doctorate in physics or a related field, and ideally a strong background in in atmospheric modelling.

Depending on the post, additional experience with either large-scale to meso-scale atmospheric dynamics/modelling or with aerosol and cloud microphysics/cloud resolving/LES modelling would be of benefit.

Candidates are expected to demonstrate an excellent understanding of atmospheric physics, a strong background in atmospheric modelling, and a demonstrated drive and ability to perform novel research of international standing.

The postholder will have the opportunity to teach.

Please direct enquiries about the role to Professor Philip Stier (

You will be required to upload a brief statement of research interests, CV, and details of two referees as part of your online application.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 20 October 2017 can be considered.

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy is changing. With effect from October 1 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above will have a retirement age of 68, and all employees at Grades 6 and 7 will no longer have a set retirement age. Further details are available at:

Closing Date: 20-OCT-2017 12:00

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